Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock

Main Range National Park
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Mt Cordeaux forms the Northern side of Cunningham's Gap. The track ends at a platform just below the main peak and is ideal for viewing South, down the length of Main Range National Park. There are also good views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains.

Lookouts
Toilets
1135m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into a carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing!

Maps

The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Further Walks

The Mt Cordeaux track continues on to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk and is worth the effort if you have the time.

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

Good walk for summer - shaded for most of the walk. No super-steep sections, and the path is mostly sloping upwards with few steps.

Rhi on 29 Nov, 2020

Both views at Mt cordeaux and bare rock are worth the hike.

OGasu on 4 Nov, 2020

Walk is through beautiful rainforest. The incline is relately constant but not too strenuous. There are lots of spots to look out along the way.

Louise Hamilton-Gainey on 18 Oct, 2020

Walk took about 5 hours to bare rock with stops and lunch. Path is well maintained and signed. If you have the time , venture onto Bare Rock, outside of the vegetation changes , views are awesome and well worth the walk.

Wander on 15 Oct, 2020

We didn't go to bare rock this time as it was to cold and extremely windy. Still the views were awesome.

ian parker on 26 Sep, 2020

Awesome hike, nice easy walk, gradual incline and in shade most of the way

Salem13 on 20 Sep, 2020

Great walk. 12 km round trip to Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock from the car park.

We left about 8.15am and returned to the car park about 1.pm (nearly 5 hours) We walked steadily and stopped for a while (About half and hour ) at each of Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock.

The walk is mostly canopied , so not too exposed to the sun. None of it is a high gradient, it is fairly steady climbing and a well marked path.

Great walk with amazing views from several places along the way. Highly recommend.

Tania Waring on 20 Sep, 2020

Great walk. 12 km round trip to Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock from the car park.

We left about 8.15am and returned to the car park about 1.pm (nearly 5 hours) We walked steadily and stopped for a while (About half and hour ) at each of Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock.

The walk is mostly canopied , so not too exposed to the sun. None of it is a high gradient, it is fairly steady climbing and a well marked path.

Great walk with amazing views from several places along the way. Highly recommend.

Tania Waring on 20 Sep, 2020

beautiful scenery, though quite heavily trafficked.

greenhue on 19 Sep, 2020

See also my comments for Bare Rock. An excellent walk. Very scenic with spectacular views. Highly recommend. Easily achievable for a person with moderate fitness. Definitely recommend adding Bare Rock and Morgan’s walk. Both have beautiful views and interesting scenery. Mostly flat out to Bare Rock too.

Caroline on 12 Sep, 2020

Long but easy way up. However, there's not much to see along the way.

On the top it's A grade view.

Ricky on 6 Sep, 2020

Good hike in conjunction with hiking on to bare rock. Stunning 360 degree views.

ian parker on 5 Sep, 2020

Had the whole mountain to myself for the first 3 hours- started at 7 am and not another car was even in the car park. Really beautiful walk and tiring but not hard to do. So many beautiful birds and those tiny kangaroo creatures leaping about. However, I am absolutely incredulous that people who have made the effort to do this walk would throw rubbish on the ground...I saw white tissues. What the hell??? If you (women) are so prissy you need to use a tissue in the woods, then take the damn thing with you!! You do NOT throw it on the ground. I cannot even begin to fathom why someone would do that. What is wrong with people?

Suzanne Elizabeth McNeese on 4 Sep, 2020

lovely hike...amazing view at the top, and a nice place where you can sit and admire the view with some good food

Simon Heather on 21 Aug, 2020

Amazing views from Mt Cordeux. I will definitely do this one again. Went up to bare rock for further 360 degrees views.

Giselle Stanton on 20 Aug, 2020

Good fun family walk. Amazing views.

wolfgang on 14 Aug, 2020

Very easy easy walk, even for those with low fitness levels. You start off directly from the carpark and go up a gentle incline to the top. Plenty of spots to stop for photos and plenty of nice clean rain forest air!

Nittus on 10 Aug, 2020

Walking no scrambling. Saw a lyrebird, stinging gympie. Get there before 10am if you want a park. Found to be a much nicer journey than Mt Mitchell across the road. Barerock is nice while Morgans walk was short but average.

Chesspeople on 8 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk. Not strenuous. Rewarded with spectacular view at the top.

Claire G on 4 Aug, 2020

Carpark was fully packed out, had to park a few kms up the road, but luckily there is a bushwalking track that connects the secondary carpark to the main one (Box Forest Trail). This adds an additional 5km of hiking to the overall return distance.

Andy on 17 Jul, 2020

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